Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1253490

Date first listed: 15-Feb-1989



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)

Parish: Melton

National Grid Reference: TM 28394 50604


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MELTON STATION ROAD TM 25 SE 5/40 Church of St Andrew GV II

Parish Church 1866-8 by Frederick J. Barnes. Flat faced rustic ragstone with Caen stone dressings. Slate roofs with caped gable ends.

Early Decorated Geometric style, the details fairly correctly interpreted.

Plan: Nave. chancel, north aisle, tower over porch at west end of south side of nave, small transepted vestry on south side of chancel and later vestry on north side of chancel. The parish room on the north east corner of the chancel was built in 1973.

Exterior: Geometric traceried windows. 2-light nave windows on south side with buttresses between, small transepted vestry to chancel on right and large 3-sta tower to left over porch with moulded 2-centred arch doorway, angle buttresses, trefoil friezes, Geometric traceried 2-light bell-openings and stone broach spire with lucarnes and weathervane. 3-light Geometric traceried east and west windows.

On the north side the nave roof is carried down as a catslide over the north aisle, the north wall of which as short pointed head windows and occuli with squat buttresses between and large angle buttresses at north west corner. 2 wooden clerestorey dormers in the nave roof on the north side and one long 8-light flat roof dormer over the aisle below all with wooden tracery: chancel has similar dormer and later flat-roof vestry on north side. The plank doors have ornate wrought-iron hinges.

Interior: Plastered walls. 5-bay north arcade with octagonal piers and double-chamfered 2 centred arches. Fine arch-braced hammerbeam nave roof; single pitch north aisle roof with large pierced spandrels over the trusses and against the arcade spandrels; scissor-braced chancel roof. Elaborate oak screen of 1934 with carved tracery and vaulted canopy. The seating is complete including the choir stalls. Carved Gothic altar rail, wooden pulpit and lectern. Organ - C19. Encaustic tile floors. Fine C15 font, tall octagonal stem with pinnacles at the corners and canopied niches with signs of the four Evangelists and four small figures; the octagonal bowl has panels with the Seven Sacrements and the Martyrdom of St Andrew. Stained glass: East window 1872 by Ward and Hughes, south window 1903 by C E Kempe and other windows by Heaton Butler and Bayne and A L Moore.

Source: A Riches 'Victorian Church Building and Restoration in Suffolk' (supplement to Munro Cantley's 'Suffolk Churches').

Listing NGR: TM2839450604


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Legacy System number: 361704

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Books and journals
Munro Cautley, H, Suffolk Churches and their Treasures, (1937)

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